Creates a new report using the description that you provide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.put_report_definition(
        'ReportName': 'string',
        'TimeUnit': 'HOURLY'|'DAILY'|'MONTHLY',
        'Format': 'textORcsv'|'Parquet',
        'Compression': 'ZIP'|'GZIP'|'Parquet',
        'AdditionalSchemaElements': [
        'S3Bucket': 'string',
        'S3Prefix': 'string',
        'S3Region': 'af-south-1'|'ap-east-1'|'ap-south-1'|'ap-southeast-1'|'ap-southeast-2'|'ap-southeast-3'|'ap-northeast-1'|'ap-northeast-2'|'ap-northeast-3'|'ca-central-1'|'eu-central-1'|'eu-west-1'|'eu-west-2'|'eu-west-3'|'eu-north-1'|'eu-south-1'|'eu-south-2'|'me-central-1'|'me-south-1'|'sa-east-1'|'us-east-1'|'us-east-2'|'us-west-1'|'us-west-2'|'cn-north-1'|'cn-northwest-1',
        'AdditionalArtifacts': [
        'RefreshClosedReports': True|False,
        'ReportVersioning': 'CREATE_NEW_REPORT'|'OVERWRITE_REPORT',
        'BillingViewArn': 'string'
ReportDefinition (dict) --


Represents the output of the PutReportDefinition operation. The content consists of the detailed metadata and data file information.

  • ReportName (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The name of the report that you want to create. The name must be unique, is case sensitive, and can't include spaces.

  • TimeUnit (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The length of time covered by the report.

  • Format (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The format that AWS saves the report in.

  • Compression (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The compression format that AWS uses for the report.

  • AdditionalSchemaElements (list) -- [REQUIRED]

    A list of strings that indicate additional content that Amazon Web Services includes in the report, such as individual resource IDs.

    • (string) --

      Whether or not AWS includes resource IDs in the report.

  • S3Bucket (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The S3 bucket where AWS delivers the report.

  • S3Prefix (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The prefix that AWS adds to the report name when AWS delivers the report. Your prefix can't include spaces.

  • S3Region (string) -- [REQUIRED]

    The region of the S3 bucket that AWS delivers the report into.

  • AdditionalArtifacts (list) --

    A list of manifests that you want Amazon Web Services to create for this report.

    • (string) --

      The types of manifest that you want AWS to create for this report.

  • RefreshClosedReports (boolean) --

    Whether you want Amazon Web Services to update your reports after they have been finalized if Amazon Web Services detects charges related to previous months. These charges can include refunds, credits, or support fees.

  • ReportVersioning (string) --

    Whether you want Amazon Web Services to overwrite the previous version of each report or to deliver the report in addition to the previous versions.

  • BillingViewArn (string) --

    The Amazon resource name of the billing view. You can get this value by using the billing view service public APIs.

Return type
Response Syntax

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


  • CostandUsageReportService.Client.exceptions.DuplicateReportNameException
  • CostandUsageReportService.Client.exceptions.ReportLimitReachedException
  • CostandUsageReportService.Client.exceptions.InternalErrorException
  • CostandUsageReportService.Client.exceptions.ValidationException


The following example creates a AWS Cost and Usage report named ExampleReport.

response = client.put_report_definition(
        'AdditionalArtifacts': [
        'AdditionalSchemaElements': [
        'Compression': 'ZIP',
        'Format': 'textORcsv',
        'ReportName': 'ExampleReport',
        'S3Bucket': 'example-s3-bucket',
        'S3Prefix': 'exampleprefix',
        'S3Region': 'us-east-1',
        'TimeUnit': 'DAILY',


Expected Output:

    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',